HOW BIG IS AFRICA?
This colorful chart features an outline map of the continent of Africa, then tries to fill in the outline: China, turned sideways, fits neatly into Africa’s south; Europe fills Africa’s Saharan north; and there is still room in Africa’s center for all of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. The picture tells the story, but the chart also includes the numbers: Totaling their areas in square miles, China plus Europe plus the USA add up to less than Africa. All land masses presented to scale in Molleweide equal area projection.
This title is part of the series: TEACHING ABOUT AFRICA
Outreach Program, African Studies Center, Boston University